Microblading is a relatively new solution for eyebrow enhancement. It is a form of permanent makeup, manually shaped by a brow professional. The process is completed by using a handheld pen with a very fine needle grouping. With this tool, pigment is deposited into the dermis—the second layer of the skin. Because the color pigments are so close to the skin’s surface, the brow strokes appear very fine and crisp. There is no spillage under the skin.
The difference between microblading and other forms of permanent makeup, is that microblading is not machine-operated. The ink is manually placed into the skin. The handheld pen used for microblading contains sterile packaged blades. The needle grouping works over the skin with soft pressure and creates paper-thin cuts—leaving a stroke that’s indistinguishable from real hair.
At Kiki’s Brow Studio, I strive to create the best brow shape that perfectly matches your facial features. I take pride in crafting natural-looking brows. Your eyebrows absolutely will not have the appearance of a tattoo.
Microblading is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to refine the appearance of their brows. It is also a viable solution for individuals suffering from alopecia, trichotillomania, or other conditions that cause hair loss.
Usually Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and pigment is applied.. Four to six weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up, This takes one to two hours.
It takes about ten days for healing. In that time any redness will fade and the initial darkness of the eyebrows will begin to lighten. The color will lighten over about thirty days as it completely sets in.
Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.
This is not recommended because the healing needs to be completed before the final results are seen. Final adjustments should only be done after the initial work has stabilized.
The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some liken it to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time. Usually a topical anesthetic is used to numb the area being worked. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine and epinephrine.
Redness and slight swelling in the area is common after the procedure. Often clients liken the feeling to a slight sunburn. Frequently Tylenol is used to deaden any discomfort.
Generally Microblading lasts six to eighteen months, depending on skin type…normal, oily, or dry and age…young or mature. It is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare also affects the duration of the pigments. To maintain the brows, touch may be done every six to eighteen months.
Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. I only use disposable tools in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup product, gold, silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance of the procedure.
We make every effort to ensure our clients are satisfied. Discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including the shape, style, and color you wish with the artist. Realize that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. Remember that Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if touch ups are not done.
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